Winnipeg 4, Washington 2

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Winnipeg 1-1-0-1 0-1-0-0 1-0-0-1 W1
Washington 0-2-0-0 0-1-0-0 0-1-0-0 L2


Jets 4, Capitals 2: Evander Kane and Blake Wheeler collected a goal and an assist apiece and Ondrej Pavelec turned aside 32 shots as Winnipeg recorded its first victory and snapped Washington's 10-game winning streak in home openers.

Captain Andrew Ladd and Jim Slater also scored and defenseman Tobias Enstrom notched three assists for the Jets, who went 2-for-5 on the power play. Winnipeg entered the game 1-for-10 with the man advantage.

Matt Hendricks and Troy Brouwer scored and Braden Holtby finished with 35 saves for the Capitals, who suffered their first loss in a home opener since a 4-1 setback to Los Angeles during the 2000-01 season.

After Kane scored from a sharp angle to tie the contest at 1-all, Ladd gave Winnipeg a lead it would not relinquish with 3:34 left in the first period. The captain accepted Nik Antropov's feed before blasting a shot which beat Holtby on the short side.

Wheeler gave the Jets a 3-1 advantage with 5:28 remaining in the second period, taking Kane's pass on a rush and snapping a shot past Holtby. Slater added to the cushion with 46 seconds left in the session by deflecting defenseman Dustin Byfuglien's shot from the point past Holtby.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Pavelec improved to 8-1-1 in his last 10 games versus the Capitals. ... Holtby has struggled in both career outings against the current Jets franchise. The netminder yielded three goals on five shots in a 5-0 loss to the then-Atlanta Thrashers on Nov. 19, 2010. ... Winnipeg posted a 4-1-1 mark versus Washington last season.


Top Game Performances

Winnipeg   Washington
Tobias Enstrom 3 Points Nicklas Backstrom 2
Evander Kane 1 Goals Troy Brouwer 1
Tobias Enstrom 3 Assists Nicklas Backstrom 2
Evander Kane 1 Power Play Goals Troy Brouwer 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ondrej Pavelec .941 Save Percentage Braden Holtby .897
Ondrej Pavelec 32 Saves Braden Holtby 35

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Winnipeg 39 4 2-5 3-4 18 30
Washington 34 2 1-4 3-5 30 23

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play its next game at home against Montreal. The Capitals have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Winnipeg will play its next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Jets have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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